Annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference

MSHA’s annual safety training conference at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in West Virginia is scheduled for October 15-17 in 2019. This year’s theme is “Expand Your Reach – Knowledge Is Your Superpower!”

The tuition-free conference, known as Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM), features presentations from some of the industry’s most respected safety trainers. Participants will have opportunities to improve their training skills and infuse their training programs with new ideas and materials.

Register for the 2019 TRAM conference here.


Participants may select from a variety of workshops held in small groups to encourage interaction. The workshops will cover topics including technology, training delivery methods, safety and health topics, and adult learning principles. Interested in becoming a presenter? The deadline for submitting registration and presentation synopses is August 30, 2019..

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit area features training materials developed by MSHA, State Grant recipients, and the mining industry along with exhibits showcasing innovative health and safety products.

Training Materials Competition

Training is a foundational element of today’s mining industry. Each year at TRAM, MSHA recognizes the best of mine safety training materials submitted for evaluation. The competition is open to all who produce mining-related training materials. Entries must be submitted by mail by August 15, 2019, using this entry packet. For more information, contact Competition Coordinator Melody Bragg, at (304) 256-3531 or


Lodging at the Mine Academy for this conference is extremely limited. Here is a list of alternate local lodging.

Food Services

The Academy cafeteria serves breakfast from 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You may pay for meals in the cafeteria by cash, credit card, or check/money order.

For more information about TRAM, contact Cheryl McGill at (304) 256-3227,, or Angela Blair at (304) 256-3202,